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“Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fisher Island

Fisher Island
1 Fisher Island Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33109
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Pirates Adventures Sightseeing Tour from Miami
Ranked #29 of 100 things to do in Miami Beach
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Golfing, Tennis
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Owner description: An upscale and relaxing island just a ferry ride away from Miami.
Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

You are near everything but yet completely removed. Perfectly manicured and clean, it is mostly residences for it is nice especially it you love being surrounded by water.

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“Fisher Island is an exclusive, private retreat for the rich and famous.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Firstly, the island is only accessible by boat or helicopter. There is a ferry service that runs every 15 minutes, and the ride is about 7 minutes long. During peak season, there is a ferry running every 7-10 minutes.

If I recall correctly, the Island (which has it's own zip code) had the highest average income per household I think in all of the United States according the census.

To get on the island, you need to be either be a resident, an equity member ($200k), or you must be a guest of one of the two.

The island has everything you need. To mention a few things... there are 6 restaurants (with delivery for the lazy), a golf course, 18 tennis courts, private beaches, two marinas for your mega-yacht, an observatory to gaze into deep space, and a five star hotel.

Dont get excited about any wild nightlife here... The island is very conservative. You'll find the Sunset Bar, Garwood Lounge and Snooker Club all to be fine places to get a drink, but don't expect any loud music or party people.

I've been a resident for 10+ years. It's a beautiful place, and a great investment for those who can afford it. The best time to run into your favorite celebs and billionares is between December and April!

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“Can get on the island.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is for the high rich class. You can only get on the island via a ferry. And if you know someone there or you own a place. They have a hotel to rich for my blood.

Visited October 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“What's there to really see?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Big deal...high end condos and a beach YOU can't go to. Peacocks running wild between golf carts, and occasional people with a look of what are you dong here.

OK so there's a ferry ride there, yippie. You need to know someone or be invited to actually run around there and once you do, that's all. The biggest attraction, besides trying to figure out what these people do for a living, besides being stars is the security they have.

Whenever I am there, I wonder what they do if they forgot to get something at the grocery store...oh I forgot...they don't go to the grocery store.

Stay on the mainland, if you just want to see what it's like there, you probably don't belong there.

Visited November 2011
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Coral Gables, Florida
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“Outstanding Array of Restaurants and great Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

If the restaurants on Fisher Island could be Zagat rated, they'd all have very high marks. Fisher Island is a private Resort and Residential community and private club, so the only way to dine is to be a a Hotel/Resort Guest ( worth the price) or to become a member or resident.
Talk about great food and great venues. The Beach Club Outdoor Restaurant is so close to the water, you'll wonder if the fresh fish was caught right there! It's perfect setting for beach dining. Then there's Porto Cervo probably Miami's finest gourmet Italian restaurant. There are other options too, The Garwod which is a traditional Steak, Chops and Seafood menu with a gourmet flare.
City View restaurant offers lighter Bistro fare and the Trattoria arguably has the best light Italian dishes and Miami's best thin crust pizza. There is also the Golf Grill that has the best in traditional club food.
Stay a night or a week, you won't get tired of the food, the scenery or the very fine food that Exec Chef Stephane puts into the multiple restaurants on this superb resort and club experience.

Visited September 2012
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